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  • The October List

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated By January LaVoy
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (72)

    Two days ago, Gabriela's life was normal. Then, out of the blue, she gets word that her six-year-old daughter has been taken. She's given an ultimatum: Pay half a million dollars and find a mysterious document known as the "October List" within 30 hours, or she'll never see her child again. A mind-bending novel with twists and turns that unfold from its dramatic climax back to its surprising beginning, The October List is Jeffery Deaver at his masterful, inventive best.

    Cynthia Rielley says: "Yuck"
    "Lost potential"
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    Performance
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Was not a fan of how the story was in reverse order


    What could Jeffery Deaver have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Maybe this style of writing and story works for others. I did not enjoy this style of writing.


    What three words best describe January LaVoy’s performance?

    Good narration. Narrator was reason I tried my first Deaver book.


    Did The October List inspire you to do anything?

    Yes, think twice to purchasing this author.


    Any additional comments?

    Great story line. Just did not work for me...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Betrayed: Rosato & DiNunzio, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Lisa Scottoline
    • Narrated By Maria Bello
    Overall
    (180)
    Performance
    (162)
    Story
    (159)

    Blockbuster author Lisa Scottoline returns to the Rosato & Associates law firm with Betrayed, and maverick lawyer Judy Carrier takes the lead in a case that's more personal than ever. Judy has always championed the underdog, so when Iris, the housekeeper and best friend of Judy's beloved Aunt Barb, is found dead of an apparent heart attack, Judy begins to suspect foul play. The circumstances of the death leave Judy with more questions than answers, and never before has murder struck so close to home.

    A. Delaney says: "Good story - awful narration."
    "corruption, compassion, and family secrets"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This was a good listen. Nice series.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Judy facing personal, career, and involvement in to the cartel kept this story line going at a good pace.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Narrator was not one of my favorites. Took time to get use to, but in time narration was acceptable.


    Do you think Betrayed needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    The series has plenty of life left with its multiple characters.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hold Tight

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1564)
    Performance
    (724)
    Story
    (716)

    Tia and Mike Baye never imagined they'd become the type of overprotective parents who spy on their kids. But their 16-year-old son, Adam, has been unusually distant lately, and after the suicide of his classmate, Spencer Hill they can't help but worry. They install a sophisticated spy program on Adam's computer, and within days they are jolted by a message from an unknown correspondent addressed to their son: "Just stay quiet and all safe."

    Meanwhile, Betsy Hill is struck by a photo that appears to have been taken on the night of her son's death...and he wasn't alone.

    Ed says: "Will hold your interest till the end"
    "Family troubles"
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    What did you love best about Hold Tight?

    The author had multiple story lines going with equal interest for listener.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Harlan Coben? Why or why not?

    Yes, this is my third book from this author.


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    Narrator always does a nice job with all his characters, separating and making each distinguished from the other.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    An interestingly written book that had you wondering where the author going, the conclusion brought things together.


    Any additional comments?

    Author tied everything together well at the end

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Full Force and Effect: A Jack Ryan Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1316)
    Performance
    (1157)
    Story
    (1158)

    A North Korean ICBM crashes into the Sea of Japan. A veteran CIA officer is murdered in Ho Chi Minh City, and a package of forged documents goes missing. The pieces are there, but assembling the puzzle will cost Jack Ryan, Jr., and his fellow Campus agents precious time. Time they don't have.

    R. Conley says: "Thank You Mark Greaney!"
    "The gang is back"
    Overall
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    Where does Full Force and Effect rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top shelf novel! Mark Greaney kicked it up a notch with this book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    If you have read the series, this novel brings all your favorite characters into play, Great use of Tom Clamcy's style of writing


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Enjoyed them all. Jack Ryan Jr., two meetings with French operative. Clark's restaurant scene exposing the Korean spy link


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Moved me? Finishing and now in hopes the next will be just as good as this one!


    Any additional comments?

    These questions need to be written and worded different to apply specifically to the type of book your looking for a review...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Escape

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1731)
    Performance
    (1530)
    Story
    (1543)

    John Puller's older brother, Robert, was convicted of treason and national security crimes. His inexplicable escape from prison makes him the most wanted criminal in the country. Some in the government believe that John Puller represents their best chance at capturing Robert alive, and so Puller takes on the burden of bringing his brother in to face justice. But Puller quickly discovers that there are others pursuing his brother, who only see Robert as a traitor and are unconcerned if he survives.

    Bobby says: "Agonizing"
    "Snap, Crackle, and POP"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you have followed this series, this book is a 5 - the author has opened up his arsenal with explosive writing and outstanding narration.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Start to finish! The ending was a bit Knox.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The XO and Major reporting to the General. Liked the twist and turns with Knox who in herself could be a spin off waiting to happen?


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The battle that was fought with the unknown antagonist.


    Any additional comments?

    Would have been great to see the twist in which the General did not have dementia. I have a few ideas on how that could have played out in this book, will not disclose his readers or listeners will form their own opinions.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Burning Room

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Titus Welliver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1560)
    Performance
    (1395)
    Story
    (1380)

    In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet nine years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but all other evidence is virtually nonexistent. Now Bosch and rookie Detective Lucia Soto, are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case.

    Amazon Customer says: "Not up to par"
    "Cold case"
    Overall
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    Where does The Burning Room rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This did not measure up to previous Harry Bosch series. I would rate this in mid level listen (only for those who have listen to this series), the first time listeners, I would rate lower tier


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The book dragged out for so long ...


    What three words best describe Titus Welliver’s voice?

    Not best choice. Bring back previous narrators who gave more life to Harry's character and others.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Book just rolled along, narrator could have made a difference?


    Any additional comments?

    Needed more substantial roles of Harry' daughter, FBI Rachel, and other previous characters which would have given this book a bit more life. Book was decent and I will continue series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • No Time for Goodbye

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Linwood Barclay
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (344)
    Performance
    (208)
    Story
    (213)

    The house was deathly quiet. That was the first sign that something was terribly wrong. Fourteen-year-old Cynthia Bigge woke that morning to find herself alone. Her family - mother, father, and brother - had vanished without a word, without a note, without a trace. Twenty-five years later, Cynthia is still looking for answers. Now she is about to learn the devastating truth.

    S. Johnston says: "I truy enjoyed this book!"
    "HELLO"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Where does No Time for Goodbye rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is my first book with this author and narrator. Throughly enjoyed this book and give this 4's.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Author kept this story flowing, with twists


    What does Christopher Lane bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Narrator did nice job, interestingly kept character separation.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    First, this book kept me wanting to listen on free time. Secondly, I have already purchased the follow up book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Havana Storm: A Dirk Pitt Adventure, Book 23

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (312)
    Performance
    (271)
    Story
    (275)

    While investigating a toxic outbreak in the Caribbean Sea that may ultimately threaten the United States, Pitt unwittingly becomes involved in something even more dangerous - a post-Castro power struggle for the control of Cuba. Meanwhile, Pitt's children, marine engineer Dirk and oceanographer Summer, are on an investigation of their own, chasing an Aztec stone that may reveal the whereabouts of a vast historical Aztec treasure.

    Michael W. says: "Another exciting adventure for the Pitt's."
    "The Pitts"
    Overall
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    Would you listen to Havana Storm again? Why?

    No, was not as grabbing as previous books in series.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler ? Why or why not?

    Yes, I enjoy all the series of Authors. Look forward to next book in series.


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    Narrator is outstanding as always.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deadline: Virgil Flowers, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (979)
    Performance
    (877)
    Story
    (880)

    In Southeast Minnesota, down on the Mississippi, a school board meeting is coming to an end. The board chairman announces that the rest of the meeting will be closed, due to personnel issues. "Issues" is correct. The proposal up for a vote before them is whether to authorize the killing of a local reporter. The vote is four to one in favor.

    MJ says: "Best in this series"
    "Lights out for the school board"
    Overall
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    What did you love best about Deadline: Virgil Flowers, Book 8?

    Nicely done with multiple story lines and characters of Interest.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Virgil of course, and how about Johnson Johnson. Also, janitor Bacon...


    Have you listened to any of Eric Conger’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Does a great job! Wonder how it would of worked out with a second narrator doing the female voices?


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    No news is good news for the board!


    Any additional comments?

    Nice series that offers down to earth COP, doing his job the old fashion way...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gray Mountain

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Catherine Taber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1867)
    Performance
    (1670)
    Story
    (1681)

    The year is 2008 and Samantha Kofer's career at a huge Wall Street law firm is on the fast track - until the recession hits and she gets downsized, furloughed, escorted out of the building. Samantha, though, is one of the "lucky" associates. She's offered an opportunity to work at a legal aid clinic for one year without pay, after which there would be a slim chance that she'd get her old job back. In a matter of days Samantha moves from Manhattan to Brady, Virginia, population 2,200, in the heart of Appalachia, a part of the world she has only read about.

    Jan says: "Sorry John... wanted to like it... love you anyway"
    "Nice Story"
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    If you could sum up Gray Mountain in three words, what would they be?

    Different, interesting, and left field story


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Samantha. I would think Grisham has multiple follow up story lines involving Samatha's Mother who works for the Justice Departmpent and her dis barred Father...


    Have you listened to any of Catherine Taber’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    First time hearing this narrator, nice job for this story.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I enjoyed the story and pace.


    Any additional comments?

    Different style for a Grisham novel. Read the negative reviews and was reluctant prior to starting. This book met my expectations and would enjoy a follow up with main character.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lost Key: A Brit in the FBI, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Catherine Coulter, J. T. Ellison
    • Narrated By Renee Raudman, MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (230)
    Performance
    (210)
    Story
    (209)

    Freshly minted FBI agent Nicholas Drummond is barely out of his Quantico training when he and his partner, Mike Caine, are called to investigate a stabbing on Wall Street. Their investigation, however, yields more questions than answers. It quickly becomes clear that the victim, John Pearce, was more than the naval historian and antiquities dealer he appeared to be.

    Karen says: "Brit in the FBI #2 makes you look forward to #3!!!"
    "The key"
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    Would you listen to The Lost Key again? Why?

    I enjoyed book two of this series as well as the first book.


    If you’ve listened to books by Catherine Coulter and J. T. Ellison before, how does this one compare?

    The first book of series was the first with authors. Good series, upper tier.


    What about Renee Raudman and MacLeod Andrews ’s performance did you like?

    Found Andrews narration a bit difficult.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Good flow of story line.


    Any additional comments?

    If you liked the first in the series, you would like book two. I would listen to book 3.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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